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|Title:||role of education in health system performance [electronic resource]|
Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis
World Health Organization
|Keywords:||Educational Status;Benchmarking;Quality Assurance, Health Care;statistics & numerical data;Economics, Medical;Academic achievement|
|Publisher:||McMaster University, Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis|
|Series/Report no.:||CHEPA working paper series 06-03|
|Abstract:||The role of education on health is investigated, using country level data and the production frontier framework suggested by the World Health Organization to assess performances of health care systems. The role of human capital is much smaller than what appears in the WHO frontier model, and the relationship exhibits diminishing return in the observed range. Taking into account the heterogeneity in this relationship generates a different ranking of countries according to the efficiency of their health care system. This suggests that the method currently used by the WHO indeed favors health care systems operating in countries which underinvested in education in the past. The relationship between education and health changes around an average value of 8 years of education per individual: above that level, the return of years of education in health is zero.|
Title from title page of source document (viewed Nov. 29, 2006).
Includes bibliographical references.
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
|Appears in Collections:||CHEPA Working Paper Series|
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